The Telegraph
| Sunday, July 24, 2016 |



Vegan food is becoming unexpectedly popular and innovative chefs are reworking their menus to whip up dishes that are both healthy and high on taste, says Sushmita Biswas

At the buzzing Café Basilico in Mumbai it’s all about a vegan menu for globetrotting, health-conscious foodies. So, if you’re a devoted fan of Italian cuisine, you might opt for the eggless pasta topped with a generous... | Read»

Naturally haute

Bolster your green credentials by turning out in outfits made from natural fibres like bamboo and raw banana, says Anupma Mishra

The name of the game is eco-fashion. Your wedding lehenga now can be the talk of the town for all the “right” — read ethical — reasons. You can even be bold and get your bridal clothes made in fashionably natural fibres... | Read»

Ahead of the pack

The Animal Flow workout, which mimics animal movements, is a great way to build your strength and endurance, says Sarbani Sen

Are your core muscles strong enough to let you crawl like a crab? And, do you have the quads to squat like an ape? We’ve all admired the agility and endurance displayed by a host of animals. And now, a new workout regimen inspired by the... | Read»

Sushi gets a local spin

One of Japan’s favourite exports, sushi, is getting a subcontinental makeover, says Rahul Verma

That it takes all kinds to make the world hit me forcibly some days ago when I went for a Japanese meal. I love Japanese food, which I think is one of the lightest, tastiest, healthiest and best looking cuisines in the world. I like sushi and... | Read»

Roman holiday

Ancient Rome is interwoven with the modern metropolis and offers spellbinding art and architecture accompanied by pizzas and gelatos, says Arundhati Basu

Rome is a live theatre. Whistling Lotharios pass me by, chic women kick off their heels at sidewalk cafés, the carabinieri dip into pots of gelato, Rastafarians ply their trade of rainbow coloured beads and men spray-paint canvases on... | Read»

A sporty edge

Fashion designer Nandita Lalwani has become a great fan of athleisure, and wearing workout outfits to work, as casuals and even for parties

Style according to you is… | Read»

Slender star

HP’s Spectre 13 has staked its claim to be the world’s thinnest notebook and it’s also certainly not short on style, says Tushar Kanwar

It’s been a while since someone made a laptop this desirable. HP’s Spectre 13 doesn’t just stake a casual claim to the “world’s thinnest notebook” title, it does so with aplomb. I mean, just take a look at it.... | Read»

Classical appeal

Ileana Citaristi came all the way to India to learn dance, stayed back and is now celebrating the 20th anniversary of her own institute

My tryst with Indian classical dance started owing to my deep involvement with theatre. I was born in Bergamo in Italy and started my career as a theatre artiste. Soon I graduated to doing physical theatre, a discipline that required an extensive... | Read»